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terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2012

USP: Call for Papers for an International Conference entitled: "The Jewish Communities of Latin America" (3-6 September, 2012)

Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to participate in an International Conference entitled:

The Jewish Communities of Latin America

To take place on Monday-Thursday, 16-19 Ellul, 5772 (3-6 September, 2012)

The conference will take place at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

The Conference will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • New research perspectives on the Jews of Latin America in general, and on individual communities in particular
  • From the Old World to the New World: Migration to Latin America and settlement there
  • Relations between Jews and the surrounding society
  • Intellectual writings
  • Jewish artists and Jewish art
  • Relations among the communities of Latin America, and with other Diaspora communities
  • Religious texts in Hebrew and other languages
  • Leadership and organization
  • Economic life
  • Jewish education and maintaining Jewish identity
  • Rabbis and the Rabbinate
  • Changes in the status of women
  • Philanthropy
  • Zionist activity and Aliya to Israel
  • Jews in politics and social movements
  • Youth movements

Researchers are invited to submit a proposal for a paper, accompanied by a one-page abstract. The abstract may be submitted in one of the following four languages: Hebrew/Spanish/English/Portuguese

Proposals on topics not listed above will also be considered.
Final date for proposal submission is Monday, 8 Iyar, 5772 (30/04/2012).

Proposals/abstracts should be sent to:

The Dahan Center for Culture, Society and Education in the Sephardic Heritage

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat Gan 52900 ISRAEL


Papers presented at the Conference will subsequently be published in a volume of proceedings, following academic review.

We look forward to seeing you among the Conference participants.


The Conference Academic Committee:

  • Prof. Marta Topel, Co-Chairman, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. Yaron Harel, Co-Chairman, Bar-Ilan University
  • Prof. Shimon Sharvit, Ashkelon Academic College
  • Prof. Eliana Langer, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dr. Shimon Ohayon, Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University

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